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Tom Brady, Patriots Used Illegal Footballs in 2004, A.J. Feeley Says

Just like we saw with Spygate nearly eight years ago, accusations of cheating are starting to swirl around the Patriots again with the Deflategate scandal catching headlines. Appearing on 97.5 FM in Philadelphia, former Dolphins (and Eagles) quarterback A.J. Feeley accused Tom Brady and the Patriots of using illegal footballs in their 2004 Super Bowl […]

On #Deflategate, The Patriots Were Wrong, But Now The NFL Is Too

In a rather stunning announcement early Monday evening, the NFL levied some of the most severe punishments a team has ever faced against the New England Patriots in the aftermath of the Wells Report. The team was fined $1 million, the most a team has ever been fined, as well as being docked a 2016 […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: See You in Court!

1. Boston sports right now: * Celtics out of the playoffs and Kevin Love may hate them * Bruins complete under achievers * Red Sox are currently paying $2,525,287 per win (Astros are paying $717,467 a win) * Patriot nation is hunted 2. Championship Banner raised: * As suggested – banner doesn’t get raised until […]

Reasons Why Tom Brady #Deflategate Suspension is Ridiculous

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was suspended four games by the NFL on Monday, days after the release of the Wells Report, which concluded that Brady was “generally aware” the Patriots probably deflated footballs used in the AFC Championship game against the Colts earlier this year. The Patriots won that game 45-7. The Patriots […]

DeflateGate: What “More Probable Than Not” and “Generally Aware” Mean

“More probable than not.” “Generally Aware.” Those two phrases are the most important elements of Ted Wells’ report on his investigation into the alleged manipulation of football air pressure by the Patriots prior to their AFC Championship Game victory over the Indianapolis Colts. “More probable than not” It is, as the report states, “more probable […]

#Deflategate Report: Texts Say “Tom Sucks” and “F___ Tom”

Sure, the #deflategate report didn’t look the best for Tom Brady and the Patriots, but it certainly looks really bad for the Patriots ball attendants (specifically Jim McNally), who mocked Tom Brady in text messages. Among the best ones: McNally: Tom sucks…im going make that next ball a fuckin balloon McNally: Fuck tom …16 is […]

NFL’s Ted Wells #DeflateGate Report (CliffsNotes Edition)

Here is the Cliffs Notes version of the entire 243-page Ted Wells Deflategate report (.pdf) released by the NFL on Wednesday concerning the Patriots intentional underinflation of footballs used in the AFC Championship game. The Basics – Report focuses on footballs used during AFC Championship game, which Patriots won 45-7 over the Colts – Footballs […]

Patriots Interested in LSU’s La’el Collins, Who Was Questioned in Murder

According to The Advocate, the Patriots have shown interest in LSU offensive lineman La’el Collins, who was questioned in connection with the killing of his pregnant ex-girlfriend. The 21-year-old Collins, who was likely to become a first-round pick, spoke to detectives last Monday morning, days before the NFL Draft. When news broke Tuesday, his stock […]

Patriots 2015 Draft Picks Review

The Patriots added eleven players over the weekend during the NFL draft. They also added several undrafted free agents after the conclusion of the draft Saturday night. Early on, the Patriots went with a defensive focus with their first four picks (and seven out of eleven total picks) were on that side of the ball. […]

Patriots to Sign Another Michigan QB (Devin Gardner), Convert Him to WR

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Patriots plan to sign former Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner as an undrafted free agent and convert him into a wide receiver. The Patriots pulled off the same experiment beautifully with Julian Edelman, who was a quarterback in college with Kent State.

Rounding Out Patriots Day Three NFL Draft Action

The Patriots completed their 2015 draft selections with four selections in rounds five through seven. With the 166th overall selection, the team selected Navy long-snapper Joe Cardona. At pick 178, the Patriots took Mississippi State linebacker Matthew Wells and at 202nd overall Arkansas tight end AJ Derby joined the defending champs. The Patriots final selection […]

Patriots Select Three in Round Four, Including (Finally) two Guards

Entering the fourth round the Patriots had three selections, picks 101, 111, and 131. Arkansas defensive end Trey Flowers was the pick at 101, with Florida State guard Tre’ Jackson being taken at 111 and Georgia Tech Center Shaq Mason getting his call from the Patriots at 131. Flowers led the Razorbacks in tackles for […]

Patriots Select Jordan Richards, Geneo Grissom; Make Trade on Day 2 of Draft

Coming in to day two of the 2015 NFL draft, the Patriots held one pick in the second round (64th) as well as two picks in the third round (96th, 97th). By the end of day two, the Patriots selected Stanford safety Jordan Richards and Oklahoma defensive end Geneo Grissom while trading the 96th pick. […]

Patriots Select Malcolm Brown in First Round of NFL Draft

The New England Patriots selected University of Texas defensive tackle Malcolm Brown with the 32nd overall pick to close out the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night. Despite some reports of trade activity, the Patriots ended up using their selection on Brown. Brown, a 6’2″, 319 pound ┬ádefensive tackle should be able to […]

Patriots Exercise 5th Year Options for Chandler Jones, Dont’a Hightower

The Patriots picked up the fifth year options for ┬áboth linebacker Dont’a Hightower and defensive end Chandler Jones on Thursday. The options will keep both players with the team through 2016. Jones and Hightower were both key pieces of the 2014 Patriots defense that helped guide the team to a Super Bowl win. Both players […]